At the Embassy of Mexico’s virtual event, you can learn how to do pairings with tequila and mezcal, learn about Mexican culture, and listen to a full concerto.
The Embassy of Mexico in the Philippines, in partnership with The Tasting Club, A’ Toda Madre Mezcal Bar & Restaurant, and Apotheke Crafts Spirits Co., holding the event Cinco de Mayo: Viva La Fiesta! A Fun Adventure to Mexico, a virtual celebration that will take place on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 6:30pm.
On this date in 1862, Mexican troops prevailed over the French in the Battle of Puebla. This victory, which was led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, temporarily invigorated the country. (Zaragoza dies later on and the Mexicans eventually succumbed to France at a second battle in the same city.
Not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day (celebrated in September), Cinco de Mayo is thought of differently in the US. In California, it’s been observed since the year after the Mexico’s famous victory, but its popularity grew when Franklin Roosevelt pushed for better relations with Latin America in 1933 through his Good Neighbor Policy. Bolstered by the advertising campaigns of alcohol labels, it is said to even rival the Super Bowl in terms of sales.
How it is celebrated across the world differs in tradition and intensity. In the land of its birth Mexico, though, it remains mostly tame and ceremonial with Puebla holding an annual arts festival to commemorate the day.
During Viva La Fiesta, the public will be able to learn about the importance of the celebration of the Cinco de Mayo in Mexican culture, learn options for food pairing with traditional Mexican spirits Tequila and Mezcal, and enjoy from the comfort of their house the full concerto “Mexico Inmortal” by renowned artist Rosy Arango. With this, the people will be able to celebrate this holiday.
The event will have the option to obtain a tasting set with three types of margaritas paired with traditional Mexican specialties. You can register here. The event will be streamed on different online platforms, including the Embassy of Mexico’s Facebook page. For more information, message Kevin Charuel at [email protected] or the Embassy of Mexico in the Philippines at [email protected].